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Note buying 101- The basics

Buying real estate notes can, potentially, yield much higher returns for you, coupled with far lower risk, than many other investments available today. Seller financed real estate notes are, in a great many cases, bought at a discount off face … Continue reading

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Using passive direct mail to unearth huge, overlooked opportunities

Passive direct mail to a purchased leads list is the most cost effective, time-efficient way to find and nail down seller-financed note deals…. and notes secured by lower-tier properties, i.e. manufactured homes, represent huge, often overlooked opportunities. There is actually … Continue reading

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Mailbag: Would you recommend I get started in notes by doing JVs?

QUESTION: Would you recommend I get started in notes by doing JVs? ANSWER: I am of the opinion that putting up ANY of YOUR OWN money to fund a JV as a means of “learning and earning” is a mistake … Continue reading

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Buying notes for your own account- best practices

Profits from brokering notes can be substantial, but investing in notes for your own account should be the ultimate goal of any note broker. That’s where the big money is. Far and away, the best way to learn about the … Continue reading

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Marketing is a Numbers Game– and the note business is no different

Finding note sellers is a numbers game— the more you reach, the more quote requests and closed transactions you’ll get. Therefore, the key is reaching as many bona fide note holders as possible with the right message. Some combination of … Continue reading

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Note holders are not directly marketed to by nearly as many brokers as you might imagine.

After the initial rush of mail they typically receive when their newly-recorded note first appears in the public records, we’ve found (through years of interactions with note holders and also by virtue of our extensive experience in holding notes ourselves) … Continue reading

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Examples of various ways you can sell a note

Listed below are some examples of the various ways you can sell a note generated from the sale of real estate. The payment streams can be secured by real estate contracts, mortgages or deeds of trust. They can be seasoned … Continue reading

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Buying notes brings high returns

All over the United States, millions of dollars are sitting, half forgotten, in desk drawers and safety deposit boxes. This money is in the form of mortgage notes (trust deeds) that owners took back in order to sell their properties. … Continue reading

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Direct Mail vs Internet as a means of marketing for notes

I’ve had a number of questions resulting from last week’s Tip re my comments on direct mail vs. the web as a means of reaching note holders. Did I mean to say that the internet is LESS important than direct … Continue reading

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Types of notes brokers and investors can pursue

Tim Fitzgerald’s Cash Flow Business Tip of the Week Notes generally fall into one of the following category types: Seller financed Performing Re-performing Non-performing If I were starting out today, I could make an argument for

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